Board of Directors

The CNHED Board of Directors brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge across all aspects of housing and community development sectors. Inclusive of organizational executives as well as District residents, we’re proud to have a diverse board that brings a variance of ideas, perspectives and solutions to the community economic development field.


Philip Hecht

President and CEO - Housing Up
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Olive Idehen

Vice Chair
Managing Member - Callive, Inc.
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Martin Mellett

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives - Jubilee Housing
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Harold Pettigrew

Executive Director - Washington Area Community Investment Corporation
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Stacie Birenbach

Senior Real Estate Development Officer - Enterprise Community Development
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Kimberly Brown

Senior Program Officer - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Jim Dickerson

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Manna, Inc.
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Leila Finucane

President - Victory Housing
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Stanley Jackson

President & CEO - Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
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Venus Little

CNHED Resident Leadership Team
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Oscar Macció

Director of Preconstruction Services - Hamel Builders, Inc.
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Aimee McHale

Vice President of Development - WinnCompanies
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Nicole Steele

Energy Justice & Workforce - U.S. Department of Energy
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Leslie Steen

Senior Advisor - Wesley Housing Development Corporation
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Chapman Todd

Principle - JayDot LLC
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Juan Pablo Vacatello

Director of Finance and Asset Management - Mi Casa, Inc.
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O.T. Wells

Procurement Specialist
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Veronica Wright

Chief Program Officer, Workforce Development and Job Training
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